Tribal Government

SaginawChippewa Indian Tribe Council

The Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe Council is committed to providing information of interest to all its members, both on and off the reservation.

Our Tribal Council
( l to r:) Tim Davis (district 1),Ronnie Ekdahl, (Sgt. At Arms), Candace Benzinger (district 1), Kenny Sprague (district 1), Gayle Ruhl (Treasurer) ,Brent Jackson (Sub-Chief),Frank Cloutier (District #3/At-Large), Chief , Michelle Colwell (Secretary), Lindy Hunt (district 1),Amanda Oldman (district 1), Diana Grundahl (Tribal Chaplain) , Ron Nelson (district 2)

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Information Technology: Training
Information Technology: Training
The IT Technical Training Division is available to assist all associates within the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe's organization. Our goal is to support and aid associates with their job duties and help them understand and effectively utilize the Microsoft Office Products. We offer a variety of instructor led Microsoft Office training sessions, such as Excel, PowerPoint, Word, Outlook and Publisher. We also offer ongoing Keyboarding courses to increase your typing efficiency.

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A selection from the Ziibiwing Cultural Center
A Ziibiwing Center Collection
With the help of our contributors in 2007, the ZC Collections Committee acquired 1,483 artifacts that are beneficial to the cultural and spiritual well-being of the tribe.

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Human Resources

The Human Resources Office of the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe handles all recruitment, application and job placement for individuals interested in seeking employment here. There are a wide variety of available opportunities. The tribe supports an array of activities similar to what you find in any municipality, including hotel and gaming enterprises, governmental services, and educational administration.

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Job Hotline
Employment Center

SCA's Back to School Bash | August 31st 2017 | 5-7PM
Published: 8/18/2017 8:00:00 AM - Education Dept.

Come on out to SCA's Back to School Bash
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Wearable Art Camp for Youth 12-17 Years of Age - Space still available!
Published: 8/17/2017 4:00:00 PM - 7th Generation Programs

The Wearable Art Camp will take place at Zibiiwing August 21-25, 2017. Any youth interested in learning new arts are encouraged to participate but space is limited therefore get your completed registration packets in as soon as possible.
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Wayne Sprague
Published: 8/17/2017 1:00:00 PM - Final Journey

A Memorial Service for Wayne will be held at Clark Family Funeral Chapel on Thursday, August 17, 2017 at 1 p.m. A Luncheon will immediately follow in the Reflections Reception Center.
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Back 2 School At Saganing
Published: 8/17/2017 1:00:00 PM - Education Dept.

Tuesday, Aug.22 , 2017 form 12 - 2 p.m. at the Saganing Tribal Center.
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Back To School - August 24, 2017 - 5:30-7:30PM Isabella
Published: 8/16/2017 4:00:00 PM - Education Dept.

Back To School - August 24, 2017 - 5:30-7:30PM at the housing pavilion. Open to Tribal Members and Descendants.
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Carolyn M. Folts
Published: 8/15/2017 4:00:00 PM - Final Journey

Funeral services for Carolyn will be held on Friday, August 18th at 2:00 pm from the Rowley Funeral Home in Mt. Pleasant. The family will greet friends on Thursday from 4 to 8 pm at the funeral home.
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Disaster Recovery Center Opens in Isabella County for Michigan Survivors
Published: 8/14/2017 2:00:00 PM - Public Relations

Midland, Mich. – A Disaster Recovery Center is now open in Isabella County to help residents through the assistance process after damages and losses suffered during the severe storms and flooding that occurred from June 22 – 27, 2017.
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12th Annual Saginaw Chippewa Tribe People's Powwow - August 26th & 26th 2017
Published: 8/11/2017 4:00:00 PM - 7th Generation Programs

The 12th Annual People's Powwow will take place on August 26th & 27th
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Sweat Lodge & Teachings | Fridays - Bi-Weekly
Published: 8/7/2017 8:00:00 AM - 7th Generation Programs

Sweat Lodge & Teachings with Kent Jackson at the 7th Generation Blue House. Registration required.
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Quick Fit Tip/Running Class Starting!
Published: 8/3/2017 8:00:00 AM - Nimkee Fitness

I encourage you to read the quote below and really think of how it applies to you. If you would like to share your thoughts or would like help in making a change, please feel free to email me or stop in to the Fitness Center.
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American Indian Dance Performances
Saturdays, July 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd
12PM – 5PM
Higher Education 2017 Eagle Spirit Award Banquet
Wednesday, July 12th
12PM - 2PM
Michigan Indian Family Olympics
Friday, July 21st
Nativefest Collection Showing
Saturday, July 29th - Monday, July 24th
5:30PM - 9PM
Nativefest Car Bingo
Tuesday, July 24th
5:30PM - 9PM
Nativefest Music & Comedy Night
Wednesday, July 26th
5:30PM - 9PM
SCIT Homecoming
July 27th
Annual Powwow
Friday, July 28th through 30th
Saginaw Chippewa Powwow Grounds
Tribal Community Activities August 2017
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  • Revenue Sharing

  • As of May 14, 2014, The Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe has distributed $225,428,719.54 to local businesses and schools. (-More-)
  • Final Journey

  • A special place to acknowledge and honor members who have walked on...
  • Our Final Journey